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LyondellBasell honored by Society of Plastics Industry

Safety Award Given To Polymer Plants Across the U.S.

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 9:27 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 9:34 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – The Society of the Plastics Industry recognized 11 LyondellBasell sites for their commitment to safety – including its Morris plant.

The award is based on data SPI collected during 2013 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

“We are extremely pleased that so many LyondellBasell sites were honored this year by our peers in the industry,” Sam Smolik, LyondellBasell vice president of health, safety, environment and operational excellence, said in a news release. “We want to thank the Society of Plastics Industry for this recognition, and we will continue to work with our peers in the chemical industry as we all pursue safety excellence.”

Top honors, the Gold Distinguished Safety Award, went to eight LyondellBasell plants, including the Morris plant, Bayport Complex, Mansfield; and the La Porte and Chocolate Bayou facilities in Texas.

Other locations included Fairport Harbor, Ohio; Lake Charles, La.; and Tuscola Ill.

These plants had no occupational injuries or illnesses, as defined by OSHA. The Silver Achievement Safety Award was given to the Clinton, Iowa, and Victoria, Texas, facilities, as these sites had no OSHA recordable occupational injuries or illnesses that resulted in lost workdays or restricted work activity.

The Matagorda, Texas, plant earned the Bronze Special Recognition Award for a worksite with safety performance that surpasses the national average of total recordable cases in the classification system.

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